|Author: ||Otto Stapf &
Joseph Burtt Davy, 1926
||Northern Transvaal, South Africa
This member of the Zamiaceae family was described by Otto Stapf &
Joseph Burtt Davy in 1926. It is found in northern Transvaal Province of South Africa,
growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The
stem can grow to 40 centimetres in diameter and twelve meters long.
The cones are yellow.
Encephalartos is derived from the Greek.
en meaning 'within', kephali meaning 'head' and artos meaning
'bread'. The species name from
Latin: trans, 'across', and venosus, 'veins'.